282 LETTERS FROM THE most, for it brings so many things to my recol- lection. It was there he was so happy, so amused, for you know he doted upon music; and how pleased I felt in seeing him so fite9 so agreeable. Oimel nothing on earth, I believe, now can afford me pleasure. It is impossible I can ever cherish a project or build a castle more! I send you -enclosed some verses Barry has brought, which a friend of his (Miss Trefusis) has written on the loss of the Babet. I am told nothing can exceed the King's animosity against Pitt. The d'Osmonds are quite rejoiced at getting possession again of their daughter, with £1,500 a year to spend, from De Boigne.1 Did I ever tell you that, in a journey to Winchester or Salisbury (I forget which), d'Osmond and his wife knelt down at the tomb of Osmund de Seez, Lord Chancellor and Bishop in 1072, as a relation? i General de Boigne, a Frenchman by birth, who first entered into the Russian service, and afterwards into that of the East India Company. He subsequently became general- in-chief of Scindiah's army. He amassed an immense fortune in India, and on his return to Europe married Mademoiselle d'Osmond.